Wild Animals of the North Peace Program

The biodiversity of the North Peace Region is extensive. Following the science curriculum for grades one, two, three, and four, this program looks at local wildlife – their names (including Dane-Zaa names), features, and behavioural adaptations. Students will spot the differences between parents and offspring. They’ll discover the place these animals hold in local food chains and food webs. Students will learn about the seasonal rounds made by the Dane-Zaa (Beaver First Nations) while hunting and gathering across the Peace Region of Alberta and British Columbia.


Using photographs, taxidermy animals, stories, interactive activities, and crafts, this program introduces students to the amazing biodiversity of the North Peace. Students will sort and classify information by matching tracks to wildlife and identifying taxidermy animals in the museum. They’ll make moose antlers, lynx masks, and beaver finger puppets to take home with them.


This is one of our most popular programs. It has been updated with a new food web and lynx mask craft. If you think your students or campers may have done this program before, take a look at our rodents program instead. We can add in some terms and food web information if requested.  


Duration: 90 minutes

Cost: $95 plus GST per class (max. 30 students) (adults are free of charge)


An adult must accompany every ten students in an elementary school class. We recommended more accompanying adults for grade three and under. It is the responsibility of the teacher and accompanying adult volunteers to maintain discipline throughout the visit.


Please note: This program is also available to come to your classroom for an additional $15 as long as your school is within a 15 minute drive of the museum. We do the driving and save you the hassle of arranging a bus to the museum. Activities involving identifying taxidermy animals in the museum will not be part of the travelling version.


If you have any questions or would like to book a tour or program please contact us at fsjnpmuseum@fsjmail.com or 250-787-0430 or stop by the museum (9323 100 Street). Please book at least two weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Any cancellations must be made by phone (250-787-0430) at least 48 hours in advance or a $20 cancellation fee will apply.